• NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti: Graphics card to have better performance than Titan X, powerful memory clock and more

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti: Graphics card to have better performance than Titan X, powerful memory clock and more (Photo : YouTube/IT-News)

As the rumored Radeon RX 500 series on Vega 10 platform picks up steam, the question begs "How NVIDIA will match or even beat the soon to arrive AMD GPU platform?" The answer likely lies with the latest benchmark results on the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 graphics card.

To be clear, it is not the P6000 that will engage in a fierce GPU slugfest with the upcoming RX 500 by AMD. On that respect, NVIDIA's hero card will be the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which according to WCCFTech is confirmed to hit the market at around the same time the first of RX 500 card series is expected to come out. That would be within the first three months of 2017.

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In recent reports, Vega 10 running the Radeon RX 500 show is said to readily defeat NVIDIA's GTX 1080 but with the Ti edition set to be unleashed next year, it will be an entirely different landscape. And more so if the GTX 1080 Ti will prove a GP102 GPU solution, WCCFTech said.

As showcased by the recent Quadro P6000 benchmarking, which the same report said is a GP102 card, the GPU class promises "a rated compute output of 12 TFLOPs (FP32) ... and 24GB of GDDR5X VRAM." The report added that the memory is clocked at 9.0GBPS along a 384-bit bus.

On the same benchmark specifications, the Quadro P6000 proved that it can handle "4K DX12 gaming at 60+ FPS with ease." The report pointed to the same card used on the title "Hitman 2016" set at 4K resolution in DX12 and "the Quadro P6000 showed no problems running this title past 60FPS."

The smooth gameplay result in spite of the taxing GPU settings was a glaring proof that if the next GeForce solution from NVIDIA will make use of the GP102 core then AMD's RX 500 series is in for a good fight.

And there are solid reasons to believe that NVIDIA intends to make GP102 accessible to the average consumers and that will be though the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which is the next logical step up as a Pascal card from NVIDIA.

In a separate report, WCCFTech said NVIDIA has confirmed the GTX 1080 Ti as a 4K GPU solution that is likely set for a Q1 2017 release date, obviously to steal the thunder off the Radeon RX 500 GPU card series that AMD is rumored to push at around the same time.